An elderly woman who died after being rescued from a fire in a flat on Deptford High Street has been named as 82-year-old Giuseppina Fazzani.
A murder investigation has been launched and a post-mortem has begun. Her next of kin has been informed.
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The high of 35C was recorded on a Bakerloo line train between Piccadilly Circus and Oxford Circus at 2pm.
Weather forecasters say temperatures could reach 35C, beating the previous record of 34.6C in the scorching summer of 1976.
After years of political manoeuvring over the future expansion of Heathrow Airport, there has been an important development this lunchtime.